Aerial view of North Park University campus with Chicago skyline.

Office of the President

Presidential Communiques

Update from President Surridge

September 20, 2022

Threshold 2022

August 26, 2022


Gathering Day 2022

August 23, 2022

Update from President Surridge

July 14, 2022

Gather Covenant Annual Meeting

June 24, 2022

Strategic Planning

Invitation to strategic planning sessions.

June 13, 2022

New Seminary Dean and VP for Church Relations

North Park University selects Rev. Dennis R. Edwards, PhD as dean of North Park Theological Seminary and vice president for church relations.

June 3, 2022

Strategic Planning

An invitation to participate in Strategic Planning on campus.

June 1, 2022

Gathering Day Summary

President Surridge’s remarks from Gathering Day.

May 17, 2022

Gathering Day

An invitation to Gathering Day.

May 12, 2022

Update from President Surridge

President Surridge updates the campus on a variety of topics.

April 22, 2022

Charge to the Graduates

Winter Commencement, December 17, 2021

Rev. Dr. David Kersten to Retire

Kersten served as the Seminary’s 11th dean. December 1, 2021

Gathering Day 2021

President Surridge delivers a State of the University address at Gathering Day. August 24, 2021

North Park Selects New VP of Student Engagement

Francisco X. Gaytán, PhD, will begin on August 23. August 2, 2021

Update from the President

President Surridge provides updates for fall 2021 semester. July 1, 2021

North Park Selects New Provost

Michael S. Carr, PhD, to begin July 1 as provost and chief academic officer. May 14, 2021

End-of-Year Message to the Campus Community

North Park University successfully completes the 2020–21 academic “year like no other.” May 10, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

February 9, 2021

North Park Next Update: Phase II

February 8, 2021

Greeting the Spring 2021 Semester

North Parker First Word, January 19, 2021

Message in Response to the Siege of the US Capitol

January 8, 2021

Introducing Our New Trustees

October 23, 2020

Welcome Back

August 19, 2020

First Word: Perseverance, Character, and Hope at North Park

North Parker, Summer 2020

A Message to the North Park Community on Instances of Violent Racial Injustice

May 31, 2020

Spring Commencement Address

May 9, 2020

North Park Next Update

March 8, 2020

Pandemic Response

March 2, 2020–ongoing

North Park Next Introduction

February 24, 2020

First Word

We Cannot Let this Moment Pass—Challenge and Opportunity at North Park

North Parker, Winter 2020

Charge to the Graduates

December 14, 2018